Rain brings warnings for high river flow and possible Burnaby flooding

With today's rain advisory and more rain forecasted for this weekend, Burnaby residents should be particularly careful around rivers and streams, especially along the Fraser River.

A high streamflow advisory has already been issued for many areas, including along the Fraser River.

Common areas for flooding also include in the Still Creek area, just north of Highway 1.

Rain, at times heavy, is expected on Friday, reported Environment Canada. This means localized flooding in low-lying areas is also possible.

“A storm system crossing the south coast will continue to bring rain to the region,” its website says. “Areas closer to the North Shore mountains, from West Vancouver to Coquitlam can expect 30 to 50 mm of rain by mid-morning.”

Expect more rain on Saturday with temperatures reaching a high of 16.

As the storm dissipates, Sunday will be partly sunny — a sign of good things to come.

Temperatures will continue to rise and the sun will weigh until a forecasted peak of 25 on Wednesday. Clouds are expected to return on Thursday and Friday but it will remain warm enough — 23° — to keep those winter coats in storage.

Want to know what this winter might hold? If you're ready for more snow and cold, read here.

  • With files from the North Shore News

 

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